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April 27, 2018

College Checklists Make Your Move-in Weekend Easier

Using College Checklists to Plan and Organize Move-in WeekendCollege checklists for planning and organizing your move to campus are everywhere. Some checklists provide first year students with good advice and some with not so good advice. 

For example, those advising you wait to shop until move-in weekend or during the first week of classes are not doing you any favors because it's an insanely busy time.


Why use a checklist for your move to campus? 

College Move-in Weekend = 2 days

Yes, it’s typically two fun-filled hot and sometimes rainy days of:
  • arriving on a crowded campus
  • finding a place to park and obtaining a permit for the weekend
  • picking up the keys to and inspecting your dorm room
  • completing the required orientation for your residence hall
  • getting your mailbox
  • getting your student id card
  • registering your bike or vehicle
  • moving your belongings into your dorm room
  • unpacking and organizing your dorm room
  • possibly waiting for your microfridge to be delivered if you have a rental
  • picking up your text books
  • confirming your class schedule and locating your classes
Did we mention that there are mandatory activities for you and your family? What if you have an audition, practice, or planned school activity?

Last Minute Shopping = Frustration

It's back to school shopping season for students of all ages so if you procrastinate, be prepared for:
  • wasted time locating and driving to stores near campus
  • limited or picked-over selection
  • long checkout lines

Tools Like Checklists = Easier Move to College


Move-in weekend is a busy time for students, family members, and colleges so it's best to use tools such as college checklists to plan, shop, and organize your move before the semester begins.

Good luck at college and always shop and live dorm smart! ♡

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